Philip seymour hoffman mimi odonnell michelle williams

Days After Philip
Seymour Hoffman’s
Death, His Partner
Mimi O’Donnell
Receives Support From
Another Star Who Lost
a Loved One to
Addiction, Michelle
Williams

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To say that losing a loved one so suddenly takes an emotional toll on an individual would be an understatement. The heartbreak and turmoil felt by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s family is almost unfathomable.

Luckily, his partner, Mimi O'Donnell, had at least sympathetic shoulder to cry on—thanks to actress Michelle Williams.

The Academy Award winner lost her own significant other, Heath Ledger, to an overdose just six years ago.

The similarities between Philip and Heath don't end there. In 2005, both actors were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor—Heath for Brokeback Mountain and Philip for Capote. Philip ended up taking home the Oscar.

Following his death, Michelle has been left to raise their daughter, Matilda, on her own; Philip's untimely death will leave the costume designer and mother of three—Cooper, 7, Tallulah, 7, and **Willa, 5—in a similar predicament.

However, Michelle's visit was likely about more than just offering Mimi a shoulder to cry on. She lost a colleague—Philip and Michelle worked together in the 2008 film Synecodoche.